Start off your week by catching up on the weekend’s top headlines from Iran, Libya, the Department of Homeland Security, and more. Read on below.
End your week with Friday’s top news from around the world. In the face of NRA lobbying, House passes revamped Violence Against Women Act, the US revokes the visa of an ICC prosecutor who was investigating possible war crimes in Afghanistan, and Rwanda comes up on the 25th anniversary of its genocide. Read more below.
What the job surge is masking (Axios)
Congress is done with the war in Yemen (Foreign Policy)
NATO turns 70 (Axios)
Algeria makes history. Now what? (Axios)
This Thursday, read an exposé from USA Today, The Arizona Republic, and the Center for Public Integrity on how corporations write many of the bills passed by state legislative bodies. Also, catch up on the latest in Venezuela’s political upheaval, the Syrian civil war, and more below.
You elected them to write new laws. They’re letting corporations do it instead. (USA Today, The Arizona Republic, The Center for Public Integrity)
Venezuela: Juan Guaidó stripped of parliamentary immunity (The Guardian)
The snap decision society (Axios)
China has turned a city into a prison (NY Times)
This Wednesday, Algeria’s president resigned after weekslong protests roiled the country, PM May began working with her main opponent, Jeremy Corbyn, on Brexit solutions, and Venezuela’s parliament considered removing parlaimentary immunity from Guiadó. Read more below.
Long Read: How Rupert Murdoch’s empire of influence remade the world (NY Times Magazine)
This Tuesday, read the top stories from around the world. WhatsApp takes new anti-disinformation measures as elections near, Erdogan fights back against his election losses by challenging Istanbul results, and the EU denies that it’s funding a project in Eritrea that uses forced labor. Read more below.
China shuts down another big Beijing church (Christianity Today)
Shell dumps K Street player (Axios)
Americans' health care pessimism (Axios)